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212 B.C. Olympiad 142.1


Consuls: Ap. Claudius P.f. Pulcher, Q. Fulvius M.f. Flaccus (III)
Athenian archon: Heracleitus
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Crates of Alexandria

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1 ROM M.Postumius and other tax-farmers are forced into exile after being found guilty of profiteering.
+Liv_25.3'1-5'1.
2 P.Crassus is elected pontifex maximus.
+Liv_25.5'2-4.
3 The senate debates the treatment of the survivors of Cannae, after receiving a letter from Marcellus.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_25.5'10-7'4; ValMax_2.7'15;L  Frontin:Str_4.1'44; Plut:Marc_13'3-10.
4 {26 April -R} The consuls celebrate the Latin Festival.
+Liv_25.12'1-2.
5 SIC Marcellus captures the Epipolae, following the failure of a plot against Epicydes.
* Read Livy's account
~Polyb_8.37'1-13; +Liv_25.23'1-25'13, 26.21'10, 30'3, 31'4; Frontin:Str_3.3'2; Plut:Marc_18'3-19'6; Appian:Sic_4;(6)  Polyaen_8.11'1; DioCass_fr.57'46b; ~Zonar_9'5;(p175)  { Lazenby_p116.}
5a GRE ?? Document: Syll_548 & 549, decrees of Delphi granting privileges to the citizens of Sardis.
6 THR << Cavarus, the king of the Thracian Gauls, offers assistance to Byzantium.
~Polyb_8.22'1-3.
7 PEL Caper of Elis is the first man to win Olympic victories in both the wrestling and the pancration contests.
* Read Pausanias' account
Paus_6.15'3-5, '10; +[Euseb]:Chron_209; Suda_K'1766.
8 ITA Fulvius defeats Hanno near Beneventum.
* Read Livy's account
Diod_26.12'4; +Liv_25.13'1-15'3; ValMax_3.2'20;L  ~Appian:Hann_35-37;(↓)  { CAH_8'54; OCD_f.}
9 The Carthaginians capture Thurii.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_25.15'4-17; ~Appian:Hann_34-35; { CAH_8'54.}
10 Snakes devour a sacrifice offered by Ti.Gracchus.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_25.15'18-16'4; ValMax_1.6'8.L 
11 Ti.Gracchus is killed after being led into a trap by a Lucanian called Flavus.
* Read Livy's account
~Polyb_8.35'1-2; Diod_26.16'1; Nepos_23.5'3; +Liv_25.16'5-17'7; ValMax_1.6'8,L  5.1e'6;L  Silius_12'473-478;L  ~Appian:Hann_35; Polyaen_6.38'1; ~Oros_4.16'15;L  ~Zonar_9'5;(p175)  { CAH_8'54; OCD_g.}
12 SPA The Romans capture Saguntum.
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~Liv_24.42'9-11, 28.39'5; Silius_13'675;L  Zonar_9'3;(p167)  { CAH_8'57; OCD_s.}
13 AFR << Peace is agreed between Syphax and the Carthaginians.
Appian:Hisp_16; { CAH_8'57; OCD_s.}
14 ROM {? July -R} The prophecies of Marcius are discovered, leading to the introduction of the Ludi Apollinares.
* Read Livy's account
~Liv_25.12'1-15, 27.23'5; AmmMarc_14.1'7; Macrob:Sat_1.17'28-29;L  { CAH_8'427; OCD_m=213.}
15 ITA Hannibal defeats M.Centenius in Lucania.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_25.18'1-19'17; ValMax_5.1'3;L  Silius_12'449-469;L  ~Oros_4.16'16;L  ~Zonar_9'5.(p175) 
16 Hannibal defeats the praetor Cn.Fulvius near Herdonea.
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+Liv_25.20'1-22'4, 26.1'9, 2'7-3'6, 27.1'9; Silius_12'469-472;L  ~Oros_4.16'17-21.L 
16a EGY {7 Epeiph -E = August} The completion of the first stage of the temple at Edfu.
Inscr_20'C.
17 ITA The Romans renew the siege of Capua.
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Diod_26.17'1; +Liv_25.22'5-16, 26.13'8; ~Appian:Hann_37; { CAH_8'54; Green_703.}
18 SIC An outbreak of plague at Syracuse.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_25.26'1-15; Silius_14'580-626;L  Appian:Sic_4;(6)  { CAH_8'61..}

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